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Event ID 565864

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Recording Your Heritage Online

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/565864

John Aitken Memorial Drinking Fountain, Govan Cross, 1884, Cruickshank & Co., Denny Iron Works

Cast-iron drinking fountain of a boy on a rock, in an upturned dish. Cast-iron fish-scale dome roofed canopy, on hexagonal arcade, embellished with inward-facing mythological beasts, carrying plaques of the Arms of Govan and of Masonic and Oddfellow symbols. Dedicated to John Aitken, a local doctor who became the Burgh Medical Officer of Health.

Taken from "Greater Glasgow: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Sam Small, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press http://www.rias.org.uk

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